The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

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Every week I share news and tips about educational technology. In every episode I answer questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com, PracticalEdTech.com, and from viewers of my YouTube channel.


- Episode 40 - For Real This Time
Apr 3 • 20 min
In this episode share some new and neat things from the world of ed tech, share a new way to support my work (if you want to), and answered some questions from readers, viewers, and listeners like you. The complete show notes can be found here:…
- Episode 39B - I Can’t Count
Mar 27 • 14 min
In this week’s short episode I answer questions from readers, share my thoughts about Google Hangouts with students, and shared a couple of neat do-at-home educational resources you might want to share with parents. Show notes at…
- Episode 39 - We’re All Online
Mar 20 • 28 min
In this week’s episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I share some new resources for teaching online, some upcoming free PD opportunities, and some cool activities to pass along to parents who are looking for educational activities to do at home with…
- Episode 37 - More Online Learning
Mar 13 • 23 min
In this episode I share my thoughts about why ed tech companies are making their products free in response to school closures. And as always I shared some new and updated tools before answering bunch of questions from readers, listeners, and viewers. Show…
- Episode 36 - Teaching Online
Mar 7 • 29 min
This episode is a bit longer than the usual weekly episodes. The first ten minutes of this episode is spent explaining some strategies and tools for teaching online. I did this in response to all of the emails and Tweets I’ve received in the last week…
- Episode 35 - Snow Day!
Feb 27 • 25 min
In this episode I shared two new sources of free media you can download and reuse, two great resources for teaching students about misinformation, and shared an important update about TikTok. As always, I also answered a handful of questions from readers,…
- Episode 34 Featuring Dr. La’Tonya Rease Miles
Feb 26 • 31 min
In this episode of the podcast I’m joined by Dr. La’Tonya Rease Miles. LT Rease Miles is the Director of First Year Experience at UCLA. About a month ago I saw her give a fantastic presentation on the topic of the Hidden Curriculum and invited her to come…
- Episode 33 - Larry Bird
Feb 20 • 18 min
In this week’s episode of the Practical Ed Tech Podcast I’m back from the flu and from a short vacation. Highlights of this episode include new Google Docs tools, a new way to make videos from text, and a cute app for little kids like mine. As always, I…
- Episode 32 - I’m Back from the Flu!
Feb 15 • 21 min
In this episode I’m back from having the flu and losing my voice. As always I shared some neat new tools including a new tool for making stop motion videos. I talked a bit about YouTube TV. And the episode wraps up with some answers to questions from…
- Episode 31
Feb 2 • 23 min
In this episode I share some exciting personal and professional news, share some updates to two of the most popular apps and sites in education, and answer a handful of questions from readers and listeners like you. Get the complete show notes at:…
- Episode 30 - New Game Templates and More
Jan 26 • 20 min
In this episode I shared some updates from Microsoft and Google EDU, shared a couple new tools for making educational games, and answered a handful of questions from readers and listeners. Get the complete show notes here:…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #29 - Videos and Standardized Chargers
Jan 17 • 23 min
In this episode I share an exciting update about Screencastify, give a preview of some products to be released at BETT, shared my professional learning highlight of the week, and answered some questions from readers. Complete show notes are available at…
- Episode 28 - News & Notes
Jan 10 • 21 min
Find the complete show notes at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x8THge3qrNO_gbvrB1t1Day7hxHbNSjd9vYifI7Yd9E/edit?usp=sharing
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode 27 Featuring Tom Richey
Jan 6 • 49 min
In this episode I am joined by Tom Richey. Tom is a high school teacher and YouTuber who makes exceptional videos for AP Euro, World, US, and Government students. Follow Tom online at the following links: Tom Richey YouTube TomRichey.net…
Episode #26 - Old Decade, New Decade
Jan 3 • 21 min
In this episode I shared some important news about how I’m publishing new content in 2020, highlighted some “decade in review” articles, and answered questions from readers and viewers like you. Show notes are available at…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #25 - The Last One of the Decade
Dec 27, 2019 • 18 min
In this short, rambling episode I shared a few new and updated things from the world of ed tech. I answered questions from readers. And I vented about someone getting upset with me for not answering his help request on Christmas Eve. Oh, and next year Tom…
- Episode 24 - Vacation!
Dec 20, 2019 • 21 min
People are still listening to it so I keep recording it. In this week’s episode I shared a new augmented reality app that I’ve been testing, shared some updates from Canva, and shared a new word game that you can play whenever you open a new Chrome tab.…
- Episode 23 - Not Pink Eye and a Bunch of Webinars
Dec 14, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode of the Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared some highlights from the Creativity Conference, shared some neat new ed tech tools, and answered a handful of questions from viewers, readers, and listeners. Oh, and I don’t have pink eye, I just…
Episode #22 - Fitness, Code, Q&A
Dec 6, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I share some thoughts about New Year’s Resolutions and fitness, share a bunch of Hour of Code resources, and answer questions from readers. News & Notes Next week is CS Ed Week. Lots of companies and…
Episode #21 - Reflections on 12 Years of Ed Tech Blogging
Nov 30, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode I share some reflections on 12 years of blogging about educational technology, share some news from the world of ed tech, and answer a few questions from readers and viewers like you. Get the full show notes here:…
- Episode #20 - Cool Updates and Q&A
Nov 22, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode I share five Google tools updates you might have missed, a new Microsoft Forms option, and a new mapping tool. As always, I answered a handful of questions from readers, listeners, and viewers like you. Bookmark this page for my…
- Episode #19 - Awesome Google Slides Update and More
Nov 15, 2019 • 24 min
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #19 - November 15th 2019 Get the complete show notes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13T_i9Up0oCUtgPJL8uIhfn1XAgzhCprvp6VmzLsR40M/edit?usp=sharing News & Notes Google Slides audio feature to be available to all…
- Episode #18
Nov 9, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode I shared a neat resource for teaching elementary school students about primary sources, shared two new presentation tools, and brought back a classic geography website. I also answered some questions about making videos with students,…
Episode #17 - Ninjas, Gladiators, and Copyright
Nov 1, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode I address some comments about Twitter chats, discuss copyright, and share my thoughts about having conversations with students on topics that can be a bit touchy. As always, I also shared some news and notes from the world of ed tech and…
- Episode #16 - News & Notes, Thoughts from a Tired Teacher, and Q&A
Oct 25, 2019 • 19 min
This episode features some news and notes from the world of educational technology, my thoughts after a trying week in my classroom, and answers to questions from readers like you. Show notes are available in this Google Doc:…
- Episode #15 - Featuring Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft EDU
Oct 22, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode of the podcast I talked with Mike Tholfsen. Mike is a Product Manager on the Microsoft EDU team. He works on Immersive Reader, OneNote, and Teams. In the podcast we talked about the many free accessibility tools that Microsoft offers and…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #14 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections
Oct 18, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode I share a new Google Slides add-on, updates about Google Slides captioning, and answer a bunch of questions from readers and viewers like you. And I shared a reminder about my age that my students gave me today. Bonus! An easy way for…
- Episode #13 - News & Notes, Reflections, and Q&A
Oct 11, 2019 • 22 min
In the first part of this episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared some cool new things from Microsoft, a new way to build educational games for your students, and some good digital citizenship handouts. The second section of the podcast features…
Episode #12 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections
Oct 4, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode I shared some neat news and notes from the last week in ed tech, answered a handful of reader/ listener questions, and shared some reflections on teaching at 40 versus 25. Get the complete show notes with links in this Google Doc:…
Episode #11 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections on Teaching Computer Science
Sep 27, 2019 • 24 min
Get the full show notes here. News & Notes Dark theme for Gmail Android and iOS apps. Google for Education Transformation Reports now available Google’s attempt to show that using G Suite “transforms” education. Dan Russell’s new book, The Joy of Search…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast #10 Featuring Adam Bellow
Sep 22, 2019 • 45 min
Adam Bellow is the co-founder of BreakOut EDU. He was also the founder of EduClipper. Before joining the start-up world he was a high school English teacher.
- Episode #9 - Q&A, News and Notes
Sep 20, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode I answered a handful of questions from readers and listeners. I also shared a couple of neat new tools to use in your classroom. And I gave a shout-out to Dr. Scott McLeod for his thought-provoking blog post about how school policies on…
#8 - Featuring Dr. Beth Holland
Sep 16, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode I talked with Dr. Beth Holland about her work at COSN around issues related to digital equity. The last part of the conversation we talked about stand-up paddleboarding and lessons learned from racing stand-up paddleboards. Yes, it’s an…
- Episode #7
Sep 14, 2019 • 17 min
Practical Ed Tech Podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts AKA iTunes. Google Docs now displays word count while you type. Turn the feature on from the Tools drop-down menu. Google Docs now has a “compare documents” feature also found in the Tools…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #6 with Dr. Scott McLeod
Sep 6, 2019 • 38 min
Dr. Scott McLeod is an associate professor of school leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. In this episode we talk about what’s changed and what’s the in the last 12 years since he and Karl Fisch published their viral video Shift Happens was…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #5
Sep 5, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode I talk about some new features of favorite ed tech products, the big fine that was levied against YouTube this week, and answer questions from readers and listeners like you. Get the complete show notes in this Google Document.
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #4
Aug 30, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode I share some cool updates about Google Slides, Gmail, OneNote, and Immersive Reader. I also answer a bunch of questions from readers. And I give an update on Facebook fast. Get the show notes as a Google Doc right here. Questions answered…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #3
Aug 23, 2019 • 25 min
This week I highlight some news from the world of educational technology and answer a bunch of questions from readers and listeners like you. New and Neat Things You Might Have Missed Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning - Scott McLeod and Julie…
When the Shine is Gone
Aug 21, 2019 • 5 min
In this short episode I address the question, “our kids are bored with Kahoot and Quizziz, what can we do that is more exciting?”
- Episode #1
Aug 16, 2019 • 22 min
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast is the audio from my weekly Practical Ed Tech Live broadcasts on YouTube. In each episode I share some news from the world of educational technology and answer questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com and…